Cal Baptist Lancers
UniversityCalifornia Baptist University
ConferenceWAC (primary)
Big 12 (men's wrestling)
WWPA (men's)
GCC (women's water polo)
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorMicah Parker[1]
LocationRiverside, California
Varsity teams18
Basketball arenaFowler Events Center
Baseball stadiumJames W. Totman Stadium
Softball stadiumJohn C. Funk Stadium
Soccer stadiumCBU Soccer Stadium
Other venuesLancer Aquatics Center
Van Dyne Gym

The Cal Baptist Lancers are the athletic teams that represent California Baptist University, located in Riverside, California, in intercollegiate sports as a member of the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).[2][3][4] The men's water polo team competes in the West Coast Conference (WCC), the women's water polo team competes in the Golden Coast Conference (GCC), and the men's wrestling team competes in the Big 12 Conference.[5]

Sports sponsored

Cal Baptist competes in 19 intercollegiate varsity sports:[6] Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, track (distance), water polo and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, stunt, swimming & diving, track (distance), volleyball and water polo; and co-ed sports include cheerleading and dance. In 2017, Cal Baptist announced that women's beach volleyball will be a varsity sport "in the near future", but no specific date for the addition of the sport has been given.[7]

The Lancers also field a team in stunt, an NCAA emerging sport for women.[citation needed]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Swimming and diving Stunt
Track Swimming and diving
Water polo Track
Wrestling Volleyball
Water polo
† = outdoor distance running only



Sport Association Division Year Runner-up Score References
Softball (1) NAIA Single 2009 St. Gregory's 3–2
Stunt (2) College STUNT Association Division I/II 2021 Oklahoma Baptist 19–11 [8][9]
2022 Oklahoma Baptist 20–5 [10][11]
Men's swimming and diving (4) NAIA Single 2006 Lindenwood 752–272
2007 Lindenwood 937.5–499
2008 Simon Fraser 573–503
2009 Fresno Pacific 693–489
Women's swimming and diving (5) NAIA Single 2005 Simon Fraser 551–496
2006 SCAD Savannah 457–336
2007 Simon Fraser 783.5–584
2008 Simon Fraser 729–585
2011 Fresno Pacific 616–459
Women's volleyball (2) NAIA Single 2004 Concordia Irvine 3–1
2005 Columbia (MO) 3–0


  1. ^ "Dr. Micah Parker Returns to CBU as Vice President for Athletics; May 17, 2023". CBU Athletics. Retrieved 2023-09-04.
  2. ^ "CBU Rejoins NCCAA". California Baptist University. March 25, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Wellman, Sammi (January 13, 2017). "CBU Announces D1, WAC Move". CBU Athletics. Archived from the original on May 15, 2023.
  4. ^ Bode, Natalie (August 10, 2021). "A visual look at 2020-21 NCAA championships". Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  5. ^ "West Coast Conference Adds Men's Water Polo". West Coast Conference. July 19, 2022. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "Lancers to join PacWest". California Baptist University. October 15, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  7. ^ Keith, Braden (May 9, 2017). "Cal Baptist Cuts Men's Volleyball Program; Will Add Beach Volleyball". Volley Mob. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "2021 DI/II National Championship". College STUNT. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  9. ^ Cross, Danny (May 1, 2021). "Lancers Win First-Ever DI/DII STUNT National Championship". California Baptist University Athletics. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  10. ^ "2022 College STUNT National Championship". STUNT the Sport. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  11. ^ Cross, Danny (April 24, 2022). "Lancers End Historic Season with Second Straight National Championship". California Baptist University Athletics. Retrieved October 28, 2022.